I have horrifically vivid memories of an axe head parting company with its wooden handle and just missing an onlooker. Fiskars' design virtually eliminates this risk because each axe's drop-forged steel blade is "wrapped" in the end of the handle, which is made of a plastic-type material that combines high strength with low weight. The handle and the head-to-handle joint are each covered by a 10-year warranty against material and production defects.
These axes look and feel good. They also out-perform traditional designs, according to tests carried out by Tampere Technical University in Finland.
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